IFP has taken a look at the front pages of newspapers on Monday and picked headlines from 22 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Comments by President Rouhani on freedom of press in a keynote speech at the inaugural of the Press and News Agencies Exhibition in Tehran dominated the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Monday. Pro-government dailies hailed his remarks, while critical publications slammed the president.
Ettela’at: The press should be a symbol of moderation, prudence and avoidance of extremism, President Hassan Rouhani said.
Speaking at the inaugural of the Press and News Agencies Exhibition, the president said that using public funds to snipe at a popular government is unacceptable.
Abrar: An Iranian Foreign Ministry official has said that Tehran has never been after eliminating Saudi Arabia from regional equations.
Aftab-e Yazd: The deputy chairman of parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee has said that continued existence of the JCPOA [Review] Committee is illegal.
Arman-e Emrooz: Some are using public funds to act against the public, President Rouhani said.
He further said with the implementation of the nuclear deal modern centrifuges will begin to spin [at Iran’s nuclear facilities].
Asia: The chairman of the Iran-Canada Chamber of Commerce has said that the Canadian embassy in Tehran will reopen.
Asrar: The elderly will account for 25 percent of the population in 35 years, predicted the director of the Welfare Organization.
Asrar: Zahra Nemati has made history.
She is the first Iranian Paralympic athlete to secure a berth in the Olympics.
Asrar: I fight to the bitter end for the health of the public, said the director of the Environment Protection Organization.
Ebtekar: Continued shots by Worriers at obstruction
They plan to form a parliamentary committee to oversee the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after the chamber’s recess.
Etemad: Those who hold opposing views are not deviants, said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
Hemayat: The judiciary spokesman has said that 30 drugs traffickers have been arrested and more than 5,000 kg of illicit drugs in their possession has been seized.
Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei further said over the past six months, families of 251 murder victims have agreed to forgive the killers of their loved ones and thus spared them the death penalty.
He added not all of those recently arrested by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps are journalists.
Iran: The president’s chief of staff has outlined Iran’s foreign investment priorities.
Javan: An attack on everyone
The president staged an unprecedented attack on the Judiciary, state institutions and critical media outlets.
Javan: In letters to heads of the three branches of government, some 12,000 university professors have said the country’s scientific progress has come to a halt and the US is set to infiltrate.
Jomhouri Islami: Those newspapers which instill despair and hopelessness in the public are anti-revolutionary, said President Rouhani.
Jomhouri Islami: The country’s top security officials have warned about abuse of the term infiltration [by opponents of the Rouhani government to interfere with its administration of affairs.]
Kaenat: The oil minister has denied the claims of the so-called oil debtor [a reference to Babak Zanjani who is on trial for corruption].
The location of Iran’s frozen assets overseas is clear and those assets are safe, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said.
Kayhan: Instead of taking on the infiltrators, the government lashed out at its critics.
The banner headline of the daily is on the inaugural of the Press and News Agencies Exhibition. [It takes a swipe at President Rouhani for his comments against media outlets that “act with impunity”.]
Mardomsalari: The Iraqi source of emulation is unhappy with the conditions on the ground in the country.
Ayatollah Sistani has refused to meet with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.
Payam-e Zaman: The fate of Iranian pilgrims who have been missing since the Mina tragedy in September will be established within 10 days.
Qods: The deputy governor of the Central Bank has said that the total debts of the so-called super-debtor now exceed $31 billion.
Qods: To suggest that some media outlets are operating with impunity is not right, said the Judiciary spokesman in reaction to president’s comments critical of the performance of certain media.
Rah-e Mardom: After the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran’s nuclear activity enters a new phase, said the director of the Atomic Energy Organization.
Resalat: Following a warning, the removal of centrifuges stopped, said Alireza Zakani [the principlist MP who chaired the JCPOA Review Committee].
Setareh Sobh: Recent apprehensions have been designed to score political points, said Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the Supreme National Security Council.
Sharq: Those who hold opposing views should not be labeled as traitors, said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani.
Taadol: The minister of industries, mines and trade has said that mineral cooperation between Iran and South Africa is set to grow.